Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving... The Neglected Step-Child?

So I don't know about any of you, but I love Thanksgiving. Each year it seems like as soon as Halloween is over we jump at the opportunity to celebrate Christmas. Don't get me wrong, but they are already playing music in stores, driving Santa around on the fire truck, and are days away from dedicating radio stations to the "Sounds of Christmas". I know that we are still a few days away, but what other holiday do you really get to spend time with your family and enjoy such an elaborate spread of food and express your thanks. Ok, so maybe a lot of them, but it still isn't one to be pushed to the wayside.

I love the colors, the smells in the air and holiday candles, and the time that I get to do what I love... Eat, make a pie, and visit with family. Anyway, sorry about my rant, but I just thought I would give Thanksgiving the credit it deserves.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Want A Chance To Win A Quilt?

So I was looking through my blog websites and I came across a quilt giveaway. This particular site has some really neat designs and I am actually thinking of buying a pattern even if I don't win one. The instructions are really easy and it takes no time at all. Here is the Link:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fun Pics and Updates

It has taken me a long time to actually post something because I have been soo busy getting my new apartment all put together. I still have some things to do, but I am finally done with the bedroom and am really close to getting the living room done. I am excited. Moving in a new place is exicting, but I think that when we move somewhere new we forget about all the work that it takes to get it all together. Anyway! I know these pictures are a little past due, but I don't have internet at my new place yet, and I thought that I would get them on now or they would never get posted at all.

What's this??!! How did that get there?? Well I'm sorry to say that there is no baby yet, but the pumkin patch did have the perfect pumkin to give me this cute baby bump (Turkey Timer Included!).

Me and Tony at the Pumkin Patch.

What a goof, huh??

The Birthday cake.... I relly didn't realize how pale I really was... ok so maybe I did, but it is just shocking to see it from everyone elses view.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Tony... And Me :)

Tony and I, as some of you may know, have the same birthday. I know that most of you may be thinking "Really? That's really cool". It is cool in some ways, but in a lot of ways is kinda stinky. Neither of us have a day to ourselves to really feel special, and I feel bad because I think Tony feels like he is giving up his special day to make me feel like I had a proper celebration. Its kinda like we are twins, but for obvious reasons not. This year more than any was a real eye opener because he wanted a specific cake to be made, but then back-peddled saying "Do whatever Traci wants. That will make me happy". It made me sad because this is just further proof to my previous theory but also shows me what a sweet and loving husband I have. In years to come I'm really gonna pull out some surprises for Tony to make it special him. I don't want him to feel like he has to relinquish his birthday into the mix of multi-celebrant holidays.

Anyway, yesterday wasn't the best of birthdays because Tony has been sick all weekend long with the stomach flu. Despite all this, his mom was really nice and made us a fabulous dinner and a birthday cake that had what both of us enjoyed. It was a German chocolate cake with coconut pecan icing on one half for Tony and cream cheese icing on the other for me ;) There were 49 candles and enough fire to roast wienies. (This may be our last time combining our ages with candles because someone is bound to call the fire department with the alleged accusation of a bon fire blistering from our tabletop.) Also, our nephew Grant was super cute. He was demonstrating his way on how to blow out the candles..... the wet way. Needless to say we kept him on the other side of the table. Our booty included an iTunes gift card, aid in purchasing a new mattress, a french_butter_dish, and Tony got G's. Thanks to those who sent birthday cards, they were wonderful. I would have to say that my favorite part of the day was to hear from family members. We miss them a lot and love to know how they are doing. Thanks to all who made this day special and Happy Birthday Tony and Traci :)

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